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Rescued Cocker of the Month: November 2006

Breed American Cocker Spaniel
Sex female
Age 11 years
Location Springfield, OH (US)

This is Cybill. She is 11 years old and a very sweet girl. Everyone in her neighborhood knows her because she takes me on walks everyday and she loves to meet all her neighbors. I adopted Cyb from another family when she was 8 years old. They wanted her to have a home where she would receive a lot of attention since her family had a little human girl who was 2 years old and requiring a little more attention and Cyb was being left out. I was approved for the adoption because I had "a good Cocker resume" having 3 rescued Cockers previous to Cybill. I love Cockers, they are so loving and wonderful companions.

At the age of 9 Cybill started having problems with her teeth. I made an appointment with her vet to have her teeth cleaned. She had some infection in her gums and had to have 1 tooth pulled. After a couple of weeks she continued to have pain in her mouth, so back to the vet. More antibiotics & pain relievers. This continued for a few months, then we were finally referred to a specialist, a doggie dentist. Diagnosis? A very rare immune disorder in her gums! End results? Pull her teeth or put her down! Needless to say her teeth were pulled, ALL of them! Cyb is doing fine now and has no problem eating; after all she is a Cocker Spaniel and they usually love to eat. The whole dental procedure was costly and I had one person ask me how much it cost. I gave them an approximate amount and their comment was "you could have has a 1 carat diamond ring for that amount"! My response was "I would much rather have her cold wet nose than an old cold rock!"

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